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Andrea McGrath, right, with her daughter Sophie, 2, are ready for the 7th annual Chastain Park Neighborhood Association’s Fourth of July parade. The parade, led by firefighters from Atlanta’s Fire Station 27, began at West Wieuca Road and Dudley Lane, and ended at the Chastain swimming pool. More photos on page 2.

Cities look to improve pedestrian safety, access BY ANN MARIE QUILL

North Buckhead kicks off planning process BY ANN MARIE QUILL

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A recent report by a group called Smart Growth America says Atlanta is the eighth deadliest city in the country for pedestrians. That’s why police and planners in Reporter Newspapers communities say they’re working to cut down on jaywalking as they try to make their streets more “walkable.” Their tactics recently have included pedestrian and driver education and enforcement, sidewalk and crosswalk improvements, and even an undercover sting. “It’s challenging in a suburban environment because infrastruc-

When the North Buckhead neighborhood kicks off its master planning process this month, residents will seek a plan to “look at just about every issue a neighborhood has,” said Gordon Certain, president of the North Buckhead Civic Association. The neighborhood, located north of Lenox Square, includes some 4,000 homes and more than 9,000 residents, making it Atlanta’s fourth most-populated community. “Our neighborhood is big and very diverse,” Certain said. “We’ve got high rises and nature preserves, we’ve got modest houses, we’ve

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